When to Take Amino Acids and Why They’re Important

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As most people are taught, there are 8 essential amino acids that you must consume in your diet to stay healthy.  Basically, these elements are the building blocks of protein and help to build and repair your body.

In this video, Dr. David Minkoff and I discuss the importance of amino acids. We’ll details the exact name of each “essential” amino acid and the best time to take them.

How amino acids affect your health

We first cover different conditions that could affect your balance of amino acids in your body even when you’re eating the right foods.  For example, in some cases, people may think they have a thyroid issue when in reality it’s really an amino acid imbalance.

Next up, in this video, we talk about how athletes can benefit from getting the right ratio of amino acids in their diet plus how they can gain an “extra boost” in performance – when properly nourished.

Then, we discuss how toxicity in many people’s lives can interfere with nutrient absorption.  We also talk about how these organic compounds can act like a precursor to essential hormones.  For example, did you know that tryptophan is needed to produce the “sleep hormone,” melatonin?

Dr. Minkoff addresses the concern of vegans.  Is diet enough and is there a risk of becoming protein deficient?  The answer may surprise you.

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Throughout the video, Dr. Minkoff talks about how his patients responded to making improvements in the diet.  No doubt, you’ll find this information very interesting.  Enjoy!

Sources for this article include:

Healthline.com


4 Comments

  • Jen says:

    Love Dr. Minkoff’s products!

  • Anne says:

    I’ve been so wrapped up with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that I had forgotten about amino acids. I want to make a correction on a post I made somewhere the other day about glutathione. I thought I had read that the amino acid glutamine made up glutathione. The concoction are the amino acids glutamate, cysteine and lysine.

  • Anne says:

    I messed up again on one of my amino acid concoction ingredients pertaining to glutathione. Per my research, glutathione is a combination of glycine, cysteine and glutamate or glutamic acid. Since I can’t find glutamate or glutamic acid as solo products. I’ll just stack glutamine, glycine and cysteine when I see fit.

    I got the lysine mixed up with a proline, cysteine, Vitamin C stack which I hear that those 3 ingredients are supposed to help with collagen production among other immune system boosting and other health related benefits. So there will probably be days when I use an amino acid stack. And there will be days I take a full amino acid supplement.

  • Linda del Gallego says:

    I love the Body Health Products. I take AminoXP and Immune Defender daily in the AM
    before my gym workouts

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